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Mars 196101282220

Mars 196101282220

Mars on 1961 January 28/29 at 17:20-17:40 local time (20:20-20:40 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 375x. Seeing 2-5. Transparency 2-3. C.M. 348°. Detail very definite during very short periods of fine seeing. Interfering cloud ended observation shortly. T = -1°.

Mars 196101052310

Mars 196101052310

Mars on 1961 February 5 at 18:00-18:30 local time (23:10-23:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 296°. 8" reflector at 375x. Seeing 4-5/10. Transparency 4-5/5. T = -1°.

Mars 196101050425

Mars 196101050425

Mars on 1961 January 4/5 at 23:35-23:40 local time (04:25-04:40 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 289°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 4/5. T = 1°.

Mars 196011260420

Mars 196011260420

Mars on 1960 November 25/26 at 23:20 local time (04:20 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 5. Transparency 2-3. C.M. 280°. Seeing very good, but intermittent hazy clouds hindered observation. T = 8°.

Mars 196101050310

Mars 196101050310

Mars on 1961 January 4/5 at 22:10-22:20 local time (03:10-03:20 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 270°. 6" refractor at 220x. Seeing 4-3/10. Transparency 4/5. T = 1°.

Mars 196102062300

Mars 196102062300

Mars on 1961 February 6/7 at 18:00 local time (23:00 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 263°. 8" reflector at 375x. Seeing 3-5/10. Transparency 4-5/5. T = -1°.

Mars 196102082300

Mars 196102082300

Mars on 1961 February 8/9 at 18:00 local time (23:00 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 255°. 6" refractor at 450x. Seeing 5-6/10. Transparency 3/5. T = -1°.

Mars 196101040030

Mars 196101040030

Mars on 1961 January 3/4 as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 300x. T = 1°.

Left: At 19:30-20:00 local time (00:30-01:00 UT). C.M. 243°. Seeing 7. Transparency 2-3. Amber filter used alternately. Haze covered planet causing poor transparency.

Right: At 21:00-21:15 local time (02:00-02:15 UT). C.M. 262°. Seeing 6-7. Transparency 4-5.  Haze cleared resulting in very good transparency, & continuous fine seeing. Amber filter used alternately. Superb view of intensity + colour of different areas:

Mars 196102112245

Mars 196102112245

Mars on 1961 February 11/12 at 17:45-18:15 local time (22:45-23:15 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 228°. 8" reflector at 375x. Seeing 6-7/10. Transparency 4-5/5. Superb seeing revealed most minute detail. Dark band near north polar cap especially prominent. T = -1°.

Mars 196101032325

Mars 196101032325

Mars on 1961 January 3/4 at 18:25-18:45 local time (23:25-23:45 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 226°. 8" reflector at 300x. Seeing 5-(7). Transparency 2-3. Haze covered whole sky at time of observation. During short period of very good seeing (7) canal features seen as diffused lines. Best view of planet so far attained impossible to record all minute detail. T = 1°.

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